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The Yobuko Morning Fish Market

March 27, 2013

The Yobuko Morning Fish Market is one of the largest in Japan despite its isolated location on a peninsula in northwest Kyushu. Kent, Linda and I went on March 27, 2013.

Unfortunately, it was a gray day with occasional sprinkles, which may have held down the number of sellers. They are set up along a street in the town parallel to the waterfront of this fishing port, not along it, as I had expected.
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The photos below are in the order I took them. I didn’t try to organize by subject.
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The seller took a small octopus out of its water to show us.
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Squid, both fresh and dried, are the specialty of the region.
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Squid shumai, or dumplings, are a specialty. They can be bought in packages to take home or eaten on the spot as Kent is doing below.
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Oysters and sea snails.
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Clams.
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We drove down to the large market at the far end of town. It offered a wide variety of fish and other items in a commercial setting.
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